Onion's Twitter Posts Draw Scrutiny, by Jennifer Preston, NY Times

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Starting at 10:33 a.m., The Onion's Twitter account began spewing the fake messages that began with this post: 'BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building.' Ten minutes later, the Twitter account posted: 'BREAKING: Capitol building being evacuated. 12 children held hostage by group of armed congressmen. #CongressHostage.'

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The Onion got it right. But the GOP is holding all... by martin weiss on Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 2:56:49 PM